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If You’ve Got to Shred it, Shred it Right… Techbuyer’s 100% Secure Hard Drive Shredding Service

Dan Rice, UK Purchasing Director Feb 11, 2020

What is Hard Drive Shredding?

A hard drive shredder is a piece of machinery that physically destroys HDDs by cutting it into tiny pieces. HDDs are shredded for security purposes and this process is often paired with secure data erasure for a 100% secure data destruction solution.

When Should You Shred?

In an ideal world, physically destroying hard drives wouldn’t be necessary. However, sometimes shredding is the only option. Following customer demand, we have launched a secure shredding service within our IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) facility.

Why Shred with Techbuyer?

When it is necessary to destroy a hard drive, the data within this hardware must be protected. Safeguarding sensitive data and assets is something we have been doing for 15 years, so you can rest assured that you are in safe and secure hands. This is backed up by our ADISA certification, which demonstrates the protection of IT hardware to the highest industry standards.

All storage, data erasure and destruction occurs on site at our secure ITAD facility. With CCTV from arrival to departure, security vetted staff and full certification of destruction, you will have complete peace of mind in the safety and security of our destruction solution.

A 100% Secure HDD Shredding Solution

We can offer data sanitisation with industry-leading software from White Canyon and Blancco. This service erases 100% of data within hard drives before being shredded, providing a 100% secure data destruction solution.

Danny McShane, Head of ITAD said: “When clients came to us for our secure data erasure service, many discussed factors that meant their business also needed to shred hard drives. As a company that already specialises in the buying and refurbishment of data centre equipment, it made perfect sense to extend our ITAD service to provide a secure shredding service that businesses can trust.”

Environmental Responsibility and Security

With our ISO 27001 for Data Security and Information, ISO14001 Environmental Management, and ISO9001 for Quality Management accreditations, you can have confidence in the security and limited environmental impact of our service. When disposing of shredded HDDs, we are fully compliant with the Waste Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations.

You can register your interest in our secure HDD shredding service here.

Techbuyer is a global leader in the buying, selling and refurbishing of data centre equipment. Our secure ITAD facility processes redundant and excess IT hardware, which is then data erased and tested under the highest security standards in the industry, and sold as quality refurbished IT solutions. Our new hard drive shredding service is a secure option for businesses who are required to shred hard drives. Find out more about our ITAD process here.


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